Vision and Mission

connecting the world

EUSMAT wants to connect the world and work with partners all over the world. Explore. Materials. Worldwide.

Our Vision

We want to connect the world and improve scientific cooperation.

In order to achieve this, the educational community must meet new demands. It must:

  • promote the adaptation capacity of individuals to industrial changes.
  • coexist and cooperate with the new role of enterprises as training providers.
  • supply lifelong learning, encouraging people to further continue learning and training during their professional careers.
  • promote additional personal competencies such as adaptability, tolerance of others, team work, problem solving, taking risks, etc.
  • prepare citizens in working and communicating across borders.
  • deal with the increased difficulty in recruiting people for scientific and  technical studies.
  • increase the general level of scientific culture within society, which implies an increased cooperation of the different educational levels.
  • make the best use of available resources, achievable through quality assurance.
  • relate to the professional world by helping students get in contact with employers (work placements) as well as by taking into account the technological demands of the industry.
  • encourage mobility of teachers and trainers in order to provide them with a new view on the world, practical use of foreign language skills and giving them the possibility to share good practice with their foreign colleagues.

Our Mission
  • be flexible, dynamic and adaptable to new contexts and demands.
  • interact with other universities and research establishments on an international level.
  • provide education in both additional competencies and vocational skills, such as intercultural communication and foreign languages.
  • enable and encourage contact with the professional world, stimulate cooperation on training between educational and training establishments as well as firms.
  • be prepared to compete with other educational establishments and create a sustainable marketing concept.
  • be innovative in new learning concepts and techniques by taking advantage of new available technologies. 

EUSMAT works towards achieving these objectives for the Department of Materials Science at Saarland University and its cooperating partners.

EUSMAT supports this department  in working with an experienced consortium of renowned European universities in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. We collaborate with a versatile network of contacts in third countries, based on a partnership with the Humboldt Foundation.

We maintain a network of industrial partners interested in collaboration with the university network in aspects such as education, further training and qualification of international, employable leaders.

The tasks of EUSMAT are:
  • strategic planning and coordination of individual programmes
  • systematic management of third-party funds
  • building up advanced training offers on all levels (Bachelor – Master – Doctorate – Continuous Education)
  • coordination of:
    • European university network
    • public relations
    • contact with industries
    • contact with worldwide network of country coordinators
    • marketing activities (in Saarland, Germany, Europe, worldwide)
Code of conduct

We expect all employees, students, guest lecturers, staff of third parties, course participants, trainees and visitors of the Institute to follow this Code of Conduct and cover their behavior towards:

  • other employees and course participants at the institute,
  • other persons working on assignment at the institute, such as guest lecturers, trainees and temporary agency staff
  • third parties and their employees working at the institute
  • visitors to the institute.

Rules of fairness, honesty, and respect for the rights of others will govern our conduct at all times.

Members of the EUSMAT community are committed to sustaining the highest ethical standards of the institution, and of the broader community in which we function. EUSMAT values integrity, honesty and fairness and strives to integrate these values into its teaching, research and business practices.

EUSMAT’s mission is to engage in the highest level of education, patient care, research and scholarship.

EUSMAT prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities for all community members and applicants regardless of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Members of the EUSMAT community must be committed to protecting the health and safety of its members by providing safe workplaces. Community members must adhere to good health and safety practices and comply with all environmental health and safety laws and regulations.

University resources must be reserved for business purposes on behalf of the University. EUSMAT and Saarland University resources may not be used for personal gain, and may not be used for personal use except in a manner that is incidental, and reasonable in light of an employee’s or student’s duties. University resources include, but are not limited to, the use of University systems (e.g., telephone systems, data communication and networking services); the use of University equipment (e.g., computers and peripherals, University vehicles); the use of procurement tools such as purchasing cards and petty cash; and, the time and effort of staff, students and others at EUSMAT and Saarland University.